The Wickedly Delicious Roald Dahl

We are now in October. Which means Halloween is creeping up on us (wha- hahahahaha). There is no more wickedly delicious author than Roald Dahl. So here are a couple of stories to get you in the mood…

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake

If your child hasn’t read about Willy Wonka and his famous chocolate factory, pick up a copy of this rollicking book and follow the adventures of Charlie and the four other winners of golden tickets in the zany world of Willy Wonka. Dahl paints a picture of kids so obnoxious you can’t help but be gleeful when they get their just desserts. Hee hee. Pegged for grades 3-6.

The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake

Here Dahl writes for the slightly younger set. When my kids were little we had endless readings of this book and never tired of it. The Enormous Crocodile is hungry and he has his mind set on a juicy child for lunch. As he leaves his swampy home and treks through the jungle toward the space where children are playing, he meets up with various other animals and disgusts them with his “secret plans and clever tricks” to snap up a delectable child. Follow along as the crocodile puts his plans into action and the other animals attempt to foil him. Pegged for grades 2-5.

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